Queen bed and sofa. Private front porch with chairs, table and BBQ.
Explorer Suite-Private entry, queen bed, free WiFi
Explorer Suite-Private entry, queen bed, free WiFi

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

Convenient Location with easy access to Yosemite NP. Centrally located between (Hwy 140) & (Hwy 41) entrances.

Private entry & patio
1 Queen bed, sitting area, sofa, LCD TV with Cable & DVD player.

Kitchenette: Sm fridge, kitchen sink, microwave, coffee maker (no stove)
Stocked with supplies
Small bathroom: Commode, sink, tub/shower combo.
Stocked with amenities.
All linens and towels provided.
Free Wifi, DVD collection & BBQ
No Indoor Smoking or kids under 5

The space

Explorer Suite:
Private entry and patio with views of the gardens. This studio is clean, comfortable & private, this is a studio-style single-story suite on the ground floor. Gravel steps thought the garden from parking area to reach this suite.

1 Queen bed, sofa, 550 square feet, Desk and sitting area, LCD TV/Cable/DVD player,Personal fridge, sink, microwave, coffee maker, cutlery & dishes (no stove)
Small bathroom with regular bathtub/shower combo & stocked with bathroom amenities,
Private heating & cooling
Private front porch with table & chairs. Community BBQ area for evening cooking.

Max occupancy 2. Rates are based on 2 person occupancy.

A little bit about us:
We offer 7 private, one bedroom, two bedroom & studio suites in a quiet country oasis just outside of Yosemite National Park. We are centrally located between the El Portal Entrance & Southern Entrance, in Ahwahnee Ca. one block off of Historic Hwy 49

We no longer offer breakfast as part of our service at the lodge. We now have New Lower Lodging Only prices year round. We have private and community BBQ areas with propane and charcoal BBQ's. A guest lobby with free DVD Movies, Free WiFi and Yosemite books and information. We have a large wrap around deck for evening stargazing and mingling with fellow travelers.
We are family friendly for kids over 5. NO Pets or Indoor Smoking / vaping permitted. Outdoor smoking permitted when done safely.

Guest access

Their private suite, lobby & community deck.

Interaction with guests

We live onsite in our own quarters. We attempt to give guests as much privacy as possible. Guests can communicate with us via Airbnb or free lobby telephone.

Other things to note

Quick Fact:
We do not charge an up front cleaning fee as we feel normal clean-up should be included in your rents. However, If an excessive mess is left we do charge $30 an hour for clean up. This amount will be deducted from the security deposit.

We do not permit pets.
We do not permit indoor smoking, this includes Vaping.
We do not permit guests bring their own cooking appliances and cook indoor or on our decks. (microwave cooking/heating is permitted)

We provide charcoal type BBQ's for guests use or guests are welcome to bring their own propane BBQ's and use in permitted BBQ area only. No wood fires allowed of any kind in yard or BBQ area, due to fire hazard
Please be fire safe!

ANY guest who smokes, brings their own appliances and cooks indoors/on decks or allows pets indoors will be charged a minimum $100.00 cleaning fee.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Security Deposit: $150
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

2 night stay required. We no longer offer breakfast at the lodge. We have new lower year round rates. Rates are all based on two person occupancy. No Indoor Smoking or Vaping of any substance
Outdoor smoking is allowed in fire safe areas.
Children over 5 are recommended guests
Taxes are included in the posted rate.
All suites include necessary linens & supplies.
Guests are not permitted to check in after 9 pm without prior approval.
Check-In 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM.

Detailed Policies:

Guest acknowledges that the have read and agree with the following policies:

If there is something we have not made clear, please ask!

All rates and policies are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right to refuse service!

Season Rates April 15 - October 15
(2 night minimum stay)

Off-Season Rates October 16- April 14
( 2 night minimum stay)

Guests are welcome to self check-in to their reserved suite anytime after 3 pm. A secure lock box is located next to each private entry. Guests will receive a secure access code in their reservation confirmation. Guests name will be writen on the front door of there reserved suite. No early check-ins PLEASE. Guests are not permitted to check in after 9 pm without prior approval. This is to insure the peace & quiet of all guests.

Each Suite comes complete with all necessary linens, towels & bedding.
Each Suite includes a private couch, TV with Cable/ DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen sink, coffee maker & supplies, small dining table, dishes, glasses, silverware, wine opener, hairdryer, lotion, body wash & alarm clock. Guest Suites do not have stove/oven cooking facilities. Guests are not permitted to bring their own cooking appliances.

We do not charge an up front cleaning fee as we feel normal clean-up should be included in your rents. However, If an excessive mess is left we do charge $30 an hour for clean up. This amount will be deducted from the security deposit.

Automatic daily maid service is not included. If you are staying with us more than one night and require us to refresh your suite please let us know. Refreshing includes: Trash removal, fresh towels and supplies.
Refreshing is always available upon request. It is our goal to allow our guests the privacy they desire and we will not enter your suite unless requested. Full daily maid service is available during our summer season (April 15 - October 15) at an additional $20.00 per night and must be requested at the time the reservation is made so it can be scheduled.

The lobby is open daily and offers complimentary WiFI for your laptop, DVD movie collection, Yosemite books & information and a hot water kettle for guests use.

Suite has electric wall heaters (for heat) and an evaporation window cooler (for cooling).
There is no central heat or air conditioning in the lodge.

Our property is not recommended for young children due to stairs, open lofts, second story decks & a seasonal creek. We do not offer facilities to keep young children entertained. We do not offer cribs or high chairs. Children must be supervised at all times.

We are unable to provide for pets, and all suites are NON - Smoking. This includes Vaping & marijuana. An outdoor smoking area is provided for our guests who smoke. Please be fire safe!
ANY guest who smokes, brings their own appliances and cooks indoors (excluding microwave) or allows pets indoors will be charged a minimum $100.00 cleaning fee.

Candles are not permitted due to insurance and fire hazard.
Firearms are not permitted on the grounds or in the Lodging Suites.

We thank you for choosing the Sierra Mountain Lodge
for your lodging & vacation needs.

John, Brenda & kids ~ Your hosts



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

164 Reviews

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Sachin User Profile
May 2017
A comfortable place for two to stay when visiting Yosemite Valley. Brenda replies to all messages promptly.

Bruce User Profile
May 2017
Good comfortable accommodation with basic kitchen facilities. Pretty area.

Chelsea User Profile
May 2017
This was the perfect place for us for the weekend. My mom and I went up for the Yosemite Half Marathon/Mother's Day weekend and were looking for something relatively close to the race with a relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in the Explorer Suite and loved it. It was nice that it was down below the rest of the house, but I think all of the suites would be great options. The suite itself was clean and great for our needs. Nothing fancy, but a nice, quiet, clean place with a comfortable bed. There was a coffee maker and some creamers and sweetener, which was a nice touch, mini fridge, cups, utensils, and wine glasses :-) .What I really loved about it the place was the grounds and exterior. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We just stood on the deck and listened to the birds chiro and the water flowing in the stream. They had the white lights hanging in the trees, which I love, and chairs and a hammock to relax in. Beautiful trees and floweres all over, amazing views, and not a house in sight. Vons and restaurants in Oakhurst are a about 10-15 minutes away, and it is a beautiful drive. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, just for longer next time. It would be great if you just needed somewhere to stay and were going to be out most of the day, but I would encourage you to set some time aside to just hang around the property.

Zoheb User Profile
May 2017
Excellent place to be, very clean, very cozy. Can't wait to do this all over again! Thanks Brenda! :)

Zoheb User Profile
May 2017
Loved the place and loved the surroundings, definitely going there again soon... :) Thanks Brenda! :)

Jackie User Profile
May 2017
This was a very nice place. Very quiet and scenic. Very clean. It was a little further from Yosemite than we thought but there was a lot of valuable information in our place to help us enjoy our stay.

Deanna User Profile
May 2017
I really enjoyed my stay at Brenda's. It was very peaceful and the view was amazing. BED WAS AMAZING! Each suite has its own designated area to park. It's a very serene environment where she provided a hammock and fire pit along with chairs for all guests. Although I didn't utilize it, it was nice to know it was there. If people are looking to eat close by there is a bar called the Hitching Post food is great!

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